Immigration reform won’t see the light of day, at least until after the 2014 midterm elections.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is backing off of a plan they are pushing for President Obama to take executive action on which could result in an overhaul of the immigration system via amnesty. But the reason why the caucus is backing off is entirely political.
Earlier in the month, the caucus met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to ask and demand that Obama take executive action on immigration before the midterm elections in November. However, once word came up that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) re-election bid could be hurt by the immigration executive action, the caucus backed off.
And on the prospects of a fence going across the Southern border, Landrieu called it the “dumb fence.”
Landrieu is facing a tough re-election against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) as she is attempting to portray herself as a middle-of-the-road Democrat who stands up to the Obama administration on energy issues and immigration.